Next Radio ‘Poaches’ James Peterson from KFM, Hires Martha Kay

Uganda’s pioneer audio-visual radio station, Next Radio has done heavy recruitment in its restructuring exercise that followed the lay-off of all staffers about two weeks ago.

The restructuring exercise that was announced at the beginning of March saw a number of previous employees get purged from the station while others were moved to different roles.

Although Next Radio team has remained tight lipped on who has been totally fired from the station, The Tower Post understands that a number of employees including former General Manager Marcus Kwikiriza have been removed from the radio and given other tasks within Next Media Group.

Other news coming from the Naguru based radio station indicate that they have ‘poached’ K-Drive radio presenter James Peterson to help them run their evening show – Nxt Transit.

The 33-year-old philosophy graduate from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland will partner with comedian Ronnie Mc Vex and socialite Martha Kay on the show.

Several other big names in Uganda’s radio industry have crossed over to Naguru to help the station remain competitive in the market.

According to a statement released early this week, the radio will return to the airwaves on Monday, March 28th.

“We have retreated, refocused and strategised on our future, re-deployed some of our talents, and brought some new faces on board,” the statement reads in part.

“Next Radio is now ready to return to the airwaves on Monday, March 28, 2022, starting at 6:00 AM East African Time.”

The station will be available to watch and/ or listen to via 106.1 FM, the Afro Mobile app, StarTimes Channel 243, and DStv Channel 898.